Sheffield Triathlon Club run an annual event called the Hathersage Hilly Triathlon 2018, and this year it takes place on Sunday 22nd July. The Club allocated two charity places which went to the Cathedral Archer Project and Sheffield Children’s Hospital and Charity.
Training is now well underway, so we caught up with how things are going with both athletes, and heard from the charities being supported too.
Liam Wright – Athlete – “I am delighted to have won a place on the Hathersage Hilly Triathlon and I am proud to be supporting the vital work of the Cathedral Archer Project. This will be my second triathlon, so I am hoping to improve on last year with the help of Sheffield Triathlon Club. The Hathersage Hilly must rank as one of the most picturesque triathlons around and I look forward to pushing myself in the beautiful surrounds of the Peak District, all for a great cause.”
Emily Bowes – Marketing and Development (Cathedral Archer Project) – “We are really happy to have Liam fundraising for us by taking part in the Hathersage Hilly Triathlon this summer. The support of individuals like him are vital in order for us to continue to provide support to homeless and vulnerable adults from sleeping bag to employment in Sheffield. Through 1:1 support, providing immediate care in the form of food, showers, and laundry facilities, volunteering opportunities, access to medical care and the ability to take part in activities, we aim to help all those who use our centre to find their own fulfilling and enjoyable lives. The efforts of Liam and others like him are crucial in order for this to happen.”
You can support Liam by donating at the following page:
Andy Roberts-Morris – Athlete
How is your training going for the triathlon?
I enjoy swimming, cycling and running but have never done a triathlon before. I’ve stepped-up my training ready for July 2018 and looking forward to the challenge on the day. I’m taking up the challenge of competing in my first triathlon – Sheffield Tri Club’s Hathersage Hilly on 22 July 2018, a 420m SWIM > 20k BIKE > 7k RUN to raise at least £333.33 which will all go to The Children’s Hospital Charity.
It’s great to get a chance to take part in my first triathlon locally, Hathersage pool is great and living in Sheffield I’m used to training on the hills which should be good preparation for the ride and run.
Why did you choose to run for The Children’s Hospital Charity? Have you got a personal connection to the hospital?
Through Sheffield Tri Club I saw that The Children’s Hospital Charity were offering a charity place for the Hathersage Hilly. That inspired me to contact TCHC and commit to train and aim to raise £333.33 for this amazing cause.
As a city we’re so lucky having a children’s hospital nearby, one of only four in the country – I’ve two kids Bea (7) and Sam (11) who like many children across the region have had to visit the hospital.
The staff, service and facilities at the hospital are amazing and I hope the money I raise goes someway to support them. People’s generosity means that my fundraising has got off to a great start from family and friends and Italia Uno at Banner Cross have also agreed to have a collection box at their restaurant for their customers to donate.
You can support Andy by donating at the following site:
Or by texting ARMX99 and the amount to 70070
Cheryl Davison – Community Fundraising Manager at The Children’s Hospital Charity
“We can’t thank Andy enough for taking on this epic challenge and supporting The Children’s Hospital Charity. Without support from people like Andy, the hospital wouldn’t be the first-class facility it is. He’s had first-hand experience of the hospital with his children and it’s amazing that he wants to give something back to say thank you. We will be cheering him on all the way!“
Further information – The Children’s Hospital Charity makes Sheffield Children’s Hospital even better, by funding over and above the standard NHS provision to give patients access to the best possible care.
As one of just four standalone children’s hospitals in the UK, Sheffield Children’s Hospital sees 269,000 brave patients each year, who come from all over the country and the world for its world-class care. The Children’s Hospital Charity funds four key areas; the very best medical equipment, improvements to the environment, research into the prevention and cure of childhood illnesses and new facilities to extend the range of treatment and care provided.
Good luck with the training to both athletes, and hope you raise lots of money to support such amazing charities in the city!